ELMHURST, Ill. – After their standout performances on the course this fall, North Dakota State's Natalie Roth and South Dakota's Tommy Vining were named the #SummitGF Golfers of the Month for September.
Roth began the season at the Omaha Invitational, securing the first-place individual finish with a 2-under-par 214 (71-73-70) scorecard. The Bison went onto win the team title in Omaha before earning their second victory of the fall season at the Battle at Old Works. There, Roth shot consecutive rounds of 73-70-72 for a 1-under 215 tally. The senior from Lake Park, Minn., finished one stroke shy of first place, settling for second individually. Roth ended the month with a 17-over 233 mark at the BC Intercollegiate.
In the month of September, Roth recorded two top-ten finishes, one individual victory and a round scoring average of 73.5.
On the men's side, Vining opened the season at the Washington State Itani Quality Homes Collegiate with a second-place, 11-under 202 scorecard. In fact, the junior from Sioux Falls, S.D., set a new Coyote record with a 7-under 64 round score during the second set of 18 en route to registering the program's second-lowest 54-hole tournament score.
Vining also logged scores at the Colorado State Ram Masters Invitational, placing 51st (11-over 221) and closing out the month of September with a 70.5 round scoring average.
Natalie Roth, North Dakota State
Sr. // Lake Park, Minn.
- 2017 Omaha Invitational Individual Tournament Champion
- 2017 Battle at Old Works Individual Runner-Up
- Guided Bison to two tournament team titles (Omaha Invite, Battle at Old Works)
- Posted a 73.5 round scoring average in six rounds played
Also nominated: Kennedy Ishee (ORU), Lexi Petersen (USD), Sydney Bormann (SDSU), Lauren Whyte (Denver), Madison Chesnutt (Fort Wayne), Alex Krehbiel (WIU)
Tommy Vining, South Dakota
Jr. // Sioux Falls, S.D.
- 2017 Washington State Itani Quality Homes Collegiate Individual Runner-Up
- Set single-round program record at 7-under-par (64)
- Set second-lowest 54-hole tournament score in program history (11-under-par 202)
- Averaged a round score of 70.5
Also nominated: Jackson Howes (ORU), Andrew Israelson (NDSU), Alejandro Perazzo (SDSU), Chris Korte (Denver), Zach Schroeder (Fort Wayne), Kevin Gordon (Omaha), Trent Snodgrass (WIU)
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